Monday August 6th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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  1. DanDeplorable says:

    DAILY DEVOTIONAL, August 6, 2018

    Not of the World


    “Be separate from them.” 2 Corinthians 6:17

    The Christian, while in the world, is not to be of the world. He should be distinguished from it in the great object of his life. To him, “to live” should be “Christ.”(1) Whether he eats or drinks or whatever he does, he should do it all to God’s glory. You may lay up treasure; but lay it up in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy, where thieves do not break in and steal. You may work to be rich; but make it your ambition to be “rich in faith”(2) and good works. You may pursue pleasure; but when you are happy, sing psalms and make melody in your hearts to the Lord.


    In your spirit, as well as in your aim, you should differ from the world. Waiting humbly before God, always conscious of His presence, delighting in fellowship with Him, and seeking to know His will, you will prove that you are a citizen of Heaven.


    And you should be separate from the world in your actions. If a thing is right, though you lose by doing it, it must be done; if it is wrong, though you would gain from it, you must reject the sin for your Master’s sake. You must have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather reprove them. Walk worthy of your high calling and dignity. Remember, Christian, that you are one of God’s adopted little children, holy brethren of the King of kings (3).


    Therefore, keep yourself unstained from the world. Do not soil the fingers that are to serve the King. Do not let your eyes become the windows of lust, eyes that will soon see the King in His beauty. Do not let your feet, which are soon to walk the golden streets, be defiled in dirty places. Do not allow your heart to be filled with pride and bitterness, but prepare it to be filled with Heaven and to overflow with ecstatic joy.


    Then rise my soul! and soar away,
    
Above the thoughtless crowd;

    Above the pleasures of the day,
    
And splendors of the proud;
    
Up where eternal beauties bloom,
    
And pleasures all divine;

    Where wealth, that never can consume,
    
And endless glories shine.

    (1) Philippians 1:21
    (2) James 2:5
    (3) Hebrews 2:11-14; 3:1

    –Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-1892

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  2. 6079 Smith W says:

    UNDERCOVER in ANTIFA: Their Tactics; Media Exposed

    UNMASKING ANTIFA ACT OF 2018
    [Congressional Bills 115th Congress]
    [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
    [H.R. 6054 Introduced in House (IH)]
    115th CONGRESS 2d Session
    H. R. 6054
    To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalty enhancements for committing certain offenses while in disguise, and for other purposes.
    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    June 8, 2018
    Mr. Donovan (for himself, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Budd, and Mr. Gosar) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
    A BILL
    To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalty enhancements for committing certain offenses while in disguise, and for other purposes.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
    This Act may be cited as the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018”.
    SEC. 2. INTERFERENCE WITH PROTECTED RIGHTS WHILE IN DISGUISE.
    (a) In General.–Chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 249 the following:
    “Sec. 250. Interference with protected rights while in disguise
    (a) In General.–Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, while in disguise, including while wearing a mask, injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both.
    (b) Rule of Construction.–Nothing in this section shall be construed so as to deter any law enforcement officer from lawfully carrying out the duties of his office; and no law enforcement officer shall be considered to be in violation of this section for lawfully carrying out the duties of his office or lawfully enforcing ordinances and laws of the United States, the District of Columbia, any of the several States, or any political subdivision of a State. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term `law enforcement officer’ means any officer of the United States, the District of Columbia, a State, or political subdivision of a State, who is empowered by law to conduct investigations of, or make arrests because of, offenses against the United States, the District of Columbia, a State, or a political subdivision of a State.”.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.–The table of sections for chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item related to section 249 the following:
    “250. Interference with protected rights while in disguise.”.
    SEC. 3. DESTROYING BUILDINGS OR PROPERTY WITHIN SPECIAL MARITIME AND TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION WHILE IN DISGUISE.
    Section 1363 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: “Whoever, during the commission of an offense under this section, wears a disguise, including a mask, shall, in addition to any term of imprisonment otherwise imposed under this section, be imprisoned for 2 years.”.
    ***
    Sponsor: Rep. Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. (R-NY-11) – introduced 06-08-18
    Committees: House – Judiciary
    Latest Action: House – 07-30-2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6054

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    • czarowniczy says:

      So the jurisdictions ANTIFA haunts don’t have laws fotrbidding masking/hooding in public except during prescribed times? You can’t mask or hood in New Orleans except during specified times, both state and city have the laws forbidding masking/hooding. Oh wait…you have to enforce those laws…never mind.
      BTW, if the Rats run Mitch in 2020 maybe someone will dig up the stories on how he treated the ANTIFA/anarchists when they came to NOLA. He allowed them to set up their filthy camps on City Hall grounds, right in front of the Staste Supreme Court building, on grounds regular citizens can’t picnic on. He gave them every service except free HBO.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      What is most interesting about how this routinely plays out is that NOBODY ever asks these “Antifa” protesters if they can actually define Fascism and Nazism (they can’t). Fascism and its close cousin the Nazis are socialist political systems. The Left is getting away with a little shuck-and-jive because while THEY are the real Fascists, they are trying to pin that label on conservatives. Hint: people who believe in market-capitalism aren’t Fascists.

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      • Rudy says:

        *snort* Think about the slogan they used for 2016, ‘stronger together’ and then look up the etymology of the word ‘fascist’. They has found the enemy and it is them.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Meanwhile, it looks like the antifers got their feelings hurt in Portland and leaned on the city to review its police procedures.

      “Not fair, maaaaaaaannnnn!”

      Portland Police Chief Reviewing Allegations Officers Used Too Much Force Against Antifa
      https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/05/portland-police-chief-reviewing-allegations-officers-targeted-left-wing-antifa-terrorists/

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      • Ray Runge says:

        Just maybe the Portland police have begun to recognize Antifa for the predator varmints they are. Not unlike urban coyotes, Antifa needs harvested with enough physical force to discourage further assembly and breeding.

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    • I hope the video gets more play time.
      The message is very illuminating.

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Living To The Glory Of God

    “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (I Cor. 10:31).

    This is the great guiding principle of the Christian life.

    The Apostle Paul points out in the preceding context that what may be perfectly right for one person to do may trouble another’s conscience. The sincere and gracious believer, therefore, will not carelessly violate his brother’s conscientious scruples, offending him by indulging in that which he considers wrong. In Paul’s day, this particularly involved the foods of which men partook, but from both Romans 14 and I Corinthians 10 it is evident that Christian conduct in general is involved.

    If, in my daily conduct, I consider not only my own, but also my brother’s conscience, it does not follow from this that I am disobeying Gal. 5:1, failing to “stand fast… in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.” True, I have no right to give up my blood-bought liberty, but I do have liberty to give up my rights. This the world about us is slow to do, but it is one of the signs of true regeneration.

    My aim in life should not be to gratify my own desires, much less to show up my brother’s weaknesses by vaunting my liberty in Christ. My one aim should rather be to glorify God in all I say and do.

    All this, of course, has to do only with the conduct of believers in Christ. The unbeliever can do nothing to the glory of God. His very rejection of Christ is a continual offense to God who, in love, gave His Son to die in our place. The only way in which the unbeliever can honor God is to turn from his unbelief and trust Christ as Savior and Lord

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/living-to-the-glory-of-god/

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  4. Lucille says:

    “When Hiker Finds Injured Spaniel at the Top of a Mountain, She Carries Him Six Miles Back”
    By McKinley Corbley – August 5, 2018
    https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/hiker-finds-injured-spaniel-on-mountain-carries-him-6-miles-back/

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  5. Grandma Covfefe says:

    God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
    Ps 46:1

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  6. Robert Smith says:

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  7. 6079 Smith W says:

    Andrew Breitbart at CPAC 2012

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

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  9. andy says:

    Counter the normies.

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  10. MaryfromMarin says:

    I’ve been noticing something significant on twitter…

    Attacks on pro-lifers have increased. Pro-life vs. pro-choice arguments have increased in number and intensity (I’ve been in a few myself). Twitter has shut down some folks who are deeply pro-life.

    There is a big upsurge in articles and posts highlighting how “Christians” can “support” abortion. Ditto posts by so-called Christian leaders/ministers/priests, promoting and excusing abortion. Thoroughly repugnant, of course.

    Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh has been the precipitating factor for this, I think. Pro-abortionists are sensing real threats to their status quo, and have ramped up their attacks; trying to gather support for their twisted point of view.

    It will get more intense, IMO. Much more intense.

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    • Octavia says:

      Mary, Kavanaugh actually allowed an illegal alien to get an abortion. No disrespect intended to your post, I thought you might like to know, if you don’t. Aside from that, it isn’t normal for the US supreme court to overturn a previous ruling by their own court. That may be construed as owning up to fact that the court was wrong in the first place.

      I cannot ignore that the opposition latched on to this. I can imagine that they are afraid of a conservative judge being appointed. I chalk it up to conservatives having better moral values, such that, they are not concerned by laws changing to higher moral values.

      I wonder if these are the religious leaders from the same Churches who earned money by housing the illegal immigrants. IMHO there are fake for profit churches nowadays receiving funding from the Government

      I chalk it up to lack of gratitude. The mental illness you can choose to have if you do not have gratitude and count your blessings. People can come up with some stinking thinking, I think that is what it is. I was not trying to influence the lack of morals slippery slope when the other party was in office.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        It isn’t really about Kavanaugh as an individual. No individual is perfect, but it is what he represents that scares the living daylights out of them. It is much deeper than the change of one person on SCOTUS.

        As Plain Jane alludes to below, it is about who or what they view as ultimate authority.

        Most of them have drop-kicked God and general societal morals out the door. They have listened to the siren song of evil, and they want to continue to listen to it. Current pro-abortion laws contribute to allowing them to continue that. If those laws are threatened–as I believe they are, but certainly as THEY believe they are–then they may well be forced to confront the reality of God, and the reality of their ultimate condemnation for aligning themselves with Satan. This scares them s***less, subconsciously. Because deep inside, they know what is right and what is wrong.

        IMO, that is what is causing the upsurge in frantic and unhinged attacks on pro-life advocates, and the large number of articles claiming that it is okay to be Christian and support abortion. They cannot afford to be proven wrong, because that would mean acknowledging their ongoing sin. And the fact that many of them are murderers.

        They will fight to the death to prevent the blinders being ripped off their eyes.

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    • Plain Jane says:

      People who have had, helped, encouraged or forced others to have an abortion have a mental self preservation NEED to keep abortion legal. They equate legal with moral and don’t want to have their “morals” devalued by human logic or God “talk.” Some in that group have a huge stake in the financial gain from abortion. Some of are just plain out in league with the devil.

      Little first hand true story:
      In the ‘90s, the official missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe toured our diocese. We took the huge image to each of the 5 abortuaries in our diocese. A Catholic priest who is an exorcist along with prayer warriors prayed the prescribed prayers at each site. The building of one of the abortion sites butted right up to the public sidewalk. At that site
      the following took place.

      The abortuary was open, but all the doors and high windows were covered and it was obvious that no one could see out nor in. Shortly after Father discretely sprinkled a FEW GRAINS of blessed salt the police arrived and out came a woman who worked there. She started screaming “They put blessed salt on our property.” Obviously the LEOs didn’t know what she was talking about nor could see a few grains of salt on the ground, yet the woman persisted until the LEO left. There was no way people inside could humanly know about the blessed salt. The abortionist who owned this business was eventually convicted of crime.

      Another of the 5 sites closed down and the abortionist quit doing abortions, two others, (hospitals) have now been bought out by Catholic nuns and they don’t allow abortions.

      Planned Barronhood is still operating.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      The mechanical portion of the Leftist machine is quite organized. There’s lots of money coming in, multiple sections devoted to specific tasks and the ‘entertainment’ industry is largely on their side – seen the undertones to he TV programs and movies? I enjoy watching the cartoon cable channels with my GGS and discussing with him the subtile but effective social engineeering themes they’re pushing.
      They need abortion-on-demand as part of their population winnowing process – seen the reports of forced euthanization of elderly and ‘damaged’ children in Europe? They need to destroy religion as an underlayment of morality so they can substitute their own fungible morality, just as early Communists wanted ‘free love’, free abortion and the death of religion other than Communism.
      I’m rather worried that conservatives don’t have the resources or organization to match the new Left – where’s our Soros, Clinton Foundation or Obama? The vermin are out spreading their plague while a seperate, effective and taxpayer funded branch inside of the US government spends its time trying to tie up our government until the Left can regain some degree of control and resume their destruction of the country. Let’sd pray that we can slow the murder of innocenr children and prevent the Left’s implementation of Europe-like euthanasia for children and the elderly. They had a set of trials in Nuremberg that covered that didn’t they?

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    Gettin’ close to that “I told you so” point – China’s starting to up the stakes in the North Korea denuclearization game.
    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave a speech at a meeting in Singapore to the effect that a formal end to the Korean War could be quite possible after nregotiations with the North and South and the US should mind Pyongyang’s interests as NK continues its disarmament. Folks in the business are going to say that as China now takes a more active (OK, a ‘more visible’) part in the process NK will demand that the US withdraws all of its military forces from the South. That would weaken our posture there in a number of ways while giving Chinese military interests a boost.
    No way you’re going to covince me this wasn’t China’s gamer from the beginning. China gets the US off of mainland Asia while neutering SK and putting the US’s eggs in a fragile Japanese basket and reducing Russia’s footprint on a Chinese flank.
    I’m waiting for the ‘will the US please unass South Korea’ shoe to formally drop.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Fear not the “process” of negotiation. A more civil outcome will be realized as the focus remains on what is good for “Business”. Kim Jong Un has to be mesmerized by the prospect of cultural and economic forces that will permit NorKo to mimic the world that South Korea has created.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        The process is what the process will be, it’s international diplomacy as usual. What I fear is as I said weeks ago, China as the puppetmaster will use these talks to back the US military off of mainland Asia. China’s uneasy/unhappy with shore-based US military on its doorstep. If it can push the US to Japan that will be a strategic and tactical gain, it can then start a longterm plan to move the US out of Japan.

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        • tessa50 says:

          What is China’s stance on muslims?

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          • czarowniczy says:

            China’s officially an atheist state but generally as long as a religion doesn’t interfere with the state’s agenda it’s tolerated though there are laws restricting what religions can do.
            There are about 22 million Moslems and 67 million Christians so the numbers aren’t enough to cause the Communists too much of a problem . I’m betting thast all religions in China atre watching what’s happening to the Uyghurs and take their cues from that.

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  12. nimrodman says:

    Texas, not Chicago
    And nobody killed, it was only a BB gun and she was only “brandishing”, as a threat.

    But they even scared the cats wit’ they damn ruckus.
    You can hear a cat shriek at 0:41

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  13. nimrodman says:

    The utter schizophrenia of modern Europe, Sweden in this case.

    They’ve bashed Christians, conservatives, and the resident population of traditionalists over the head relentlessly for decades, badgering them to remake their society into a more tolerant one for gays and “trans-gender native equity rights” (Canada – don’t ask – or see Sunday’s Chrystia Freeland thread, link at bottom of this comment).

    Then, they import an 8th-century death cult that’ll take those same gays Europe wants us all to be tolerant of … and throw them off rooftops.

    So, in Sweden, the tolerant Swedes put up rainbow gay-pride flags everyday.

    But they have to also take them back down each day, lest they be “sabotaged”.

    The – ahem – “migrant” – population takes down the gay flags and tears them to shreds or burns them.

    The Swedish say “let us build a tolerant society.”
    The “migrant” population sez: “Gays? Sorry, no.”

    The “migrant” population says things like “if you are going to stay in Södertälje, you pay money because you are gay” before they brutally beat him and slammed his head into a car door.”

    Translation: if you are gay, you pay the jizya.

    Meanwhile, the Swedish stay busy buying extra “spare” flags and seeking a special design of flagpole that’ll allow the flags to stay up without being vandalized.

    I’m thinking: “is this satire? Was this written by Gilbert and Sullivan?”

    Swedish Migrant Majority Region Takes Down Pride Flags Daily Due to Sabotage
    https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/08/04/migrant-majority-swedish-town-take-down-pride-flags-daily/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/08/05/canadas-chrystia-freeland-very-keen-on-re-entering-nafta-negotiations-she-is-not-invited-to/

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  14. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
    1 John 1:9 (KJV)

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  15. nimrodman says:

    Dems: ‘Socialism Is The Only Way To End This Nightmare Of Prosperity’

    Laying their cards on the table with the midterms approaching, the nation’s Democrats have united to send a clear message: socialism is America’s only hope of ending the current nightmare of economic prosperity.

    “We’re living in a hellscape—but there is an escape,” 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden said at an event Thursday.

    “Democratic socialism, which is socialism, with ‘democratic’ also in the name, you’ll notice, which makes a big difference —

    “— remember, Republicans gonna put y’all back in chains, which is something that could never literally happen under socialism—democratic socialism is what’s going to free us from our horrific, flourishing, present conditions. You do the math.”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/dems-socialism-is-the-only-way-to-end-this-nightmare-of-prosperity/

    /s

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  16. Dora says:

    Peder Mørk Mønsted (1859 – 1941) was a Danish realist painter.

    He is best known for his landscape paintings.

    ‘The Woodland Glade’ – 1898

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  17. Howie says:

    Another week of the looney left chasing imaginary racists and imaginary Russia/Trump conspiracy theories to explain their failures ad nauseum.

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    • Minnie says:

      Never had an imaginary friend, my pals were up close and personal.

      There’s hope for me, ain’t never going left 👍

      Never have, never will 🇺🇸

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  18. Dora says:

    Anyone who loves Billie Holiday as much as I do, will enjoy reading this. It includes pictures, recordings and lots of info.

    They sure don’t make them like Billie any more.

    ====

    Why New York City needs a tribute to Billie Holiday, our sweet Lady Day (She Built NYC! Campaign)

    http://www.boweryboyshistory.com/2018/07/why-new-york-city-needs-a-tribute-to-billie-holiday-our-sweet-lady-day-she-built-nyc-campaign.html

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  19. Dora says:

    Such beautiful animals.

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    • piper567 says:

      Once I moved out in the country, where there were herds of wild elk.
      I had never before seen them in such number
      A friend told me of “bugling”, and since the bulls were so majestic, I guess I expected bugling to be a big deal.
      imagine my surprise when Bob said one day, You hear that? I say, What?
      That’s bugling.
      What a puny little whistling sound coming from such a big, brawny animal!
      it was kinda funny.

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  20. amwick says:

    I posted this in the presidential thread.. but it is just so cute!!! “Accosted……Freedom to Impress Oneself”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/08/branco-cartoon-accosted/

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  21. Minnie says:

    Amen and Amen 🙏

    This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.

    God bless you, Duchess, and all here at our Treehouse ❤️

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  22. Dora says:

    I used to love board games when I was young, but I never took much interest in this one. I found it boring.

    I had no idea where it came from though or who invented it and why.

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  23. nikkichico7 says:

    The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
    —Zephaniah 3:17

    John 16:33New King James Version (NKJV)
    33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[a] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

    1 John 4:4New King James Version (NKJV)
    4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

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  24. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels! 73 years ago…..

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And the USS Indianapolis, the ship that delivered that bomb, was sunk with a loss of 300 that went down with her and another 600 died from drowning, injuries or sharks over the next three days – only 361 crewmen survived. 72 years late, almost to the day of the sinking, the wreckagec was found.
      31 crewmen were alive at the 2017 reunion, last survivor of the Enola Gay mission died on 2014 on July 30, 2014 69 years to the day the USS Indianapolis was sunk.

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    • F.D.R. in Hell says:

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Little Boy was a uranium-based gun-type device and Fat Man was a plutonium-based impolosion-device with the former’s use being only the second nuclear explosion in history and the latter being the third. Hard to think that their use was driven by such desperation that they went ahead with the delivery after only one successful test in mid-July of 1945.
        Trinity, the first bomb, was an implosion plutonium device while the uranium gun-type. Little Boy was an untested design, if it would work was a guesstimate – but it did work. Not only did we not know if Little Boy would work but had it not – or the Japanese not surrendered – we were out of bombs, those two were it in the bomb pantry. Sometimes we do it just right.
        To show how we pushed the envelope, Little Boy and Fat Man both weighed about 10-thousand pound each. Little Boy had a 15 kiloton yield and Faty Man had a 10 kiloton yield. Just ten years later we were testing the 51-pound W54 warhead (I consider it the Swiss Army Nuke) with a variable yield of ~10 tons to 1 kiloton that became the business end of the man-portable Special atomic Demolition Munition (among other weapons) that weighed in total about 150 pounds and could be jumped from an aircraft.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          BTW, while we’re on nukes…
          US had quite an arsenal of tactical (low-yield weapons that were field employed by smaller crews) unti in the early 90s they disappeared under the Rat’s oversight. We were told that the Russians were equally disposing of their’s and most of the American public breathed a sigh of denial relief.
          Problem was…we (and apparently the Russians) didn’t know how many they had! The US tracked each and every nuke, from the W48 artillery shell to the B41 25-megaton bomb, with equal zeal. The Russians basically treated small nukes as rounds of ammunition and accounted for them just slightly better than a 4-year old does his socks. Remember the Russian/al Qaeda ‘nuclear suitcase’ panic?
          Now we have a realitic head of DoD who’s looking to bring back tactical nukes, modernized in large numbers. The Rat’s were a big part in killing out tac nukes at the behest of their Communist supporters…whoops, got a bit out of line there…and in killing the first attempt in the early 2000s to develop modern follow-on weapons. Let’s see if their Left wing is successful in destroying this latest attempt to deal with the potential of dealing with Chinese ground forces (~2.3 million), Russian ground forces (~1 million) , the NK army (~1-million with a potential of almost 6-million trained paramilitary to draw from). These are walking bodies and do not include tanks, artillery, rocket launchers, armored transport vehicles, etc. I suppose the Rats see the prospect of our facing a potential land war with one or more of these actors undermanned and outgunned as the culmination of their plans for us to abandon our way of life/government and join hands with the LEft and sing the Coke song. Opps, off course again.

          If you look closely you can catch a younger Pelosi and Feinstein in the group – they’re out front on the far left side. Ted Kennedy was supposed to be there too but when he found out it was for Coke and not coke he left.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Afternoon Frankie!

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      • F.D.R. in Hell says:

        Like

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Good afternoon, WeeWeed.

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    • rrick says:

      My parents were married on this day, 1955.

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    • millwright says:

      All told far fewer casualities than the residents of Hamburg, Dresden and Berlin suffered, but the statement also ignores the hundreds of thousands – perhaps up to a million by some accounts – that would have occurred in the invasion of the Japanese home islands.

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    • trumpismine says:

      Paul Tibbits the captain had no regrets believing he had saved many young lives

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  25. Changing opinion one democrat at a time. Hopefully a 100 will read this and think about it.

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/03/spygate-turning-democrats-like-party/#.W2TKT1NnamQ.twitter

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  26. dbethd says:

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  27. dbethd says:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/must-see-gop-candidate-elizabeth-heng-posts-amazing-video-on-her-parents-horrific-life-in-cambodia-facebook-rejects-the-video/
    Elizabeth Heng is running for Congress in California’s 16th Congressional District as a Republican.

    This week Elizabeth Heng posted a video describing scenes of horrific events her parents went through in Cambodia.
    Her parents escaped the Communist regime in Cambodia to resettle in California.

    Facebook rejected Elizabeth’s video because it was “too shocking.”
    History is TOO CONTROVERSIAL for Facebook.

    Elizabeth is a Republican.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Facebook couldn’t give a Rat’s patoot about ‘shocking’, she’s a Republican with a real narrative about the Left and its methods of ‘ends justifying the means’. Waiting for Google to adjust its search engine to limit/cut off acess to sites that debunk the progs’ agenda.

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    • Lord Bless Elizabeth Heng and may her message spread fare and wide!

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      • wondering999 says:

        I LOVE HER! and she is a Stanford graduate 🙂 and also went to Yale.
        “Great things can come from adversity”.
        She tells the story of her father who proposed to a stranger so that, as a married man, he wouldn’t be taken away in Pol Pot’s Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge…
        and repeats the message at the end, “Great things can come from adversity” in her poor California neighborhood.

        OK Treepers, on our knees. My other prayer tonight for our country: may God and our citizens help Elizabeth Heng to succeed

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  28. 17CatsInTN says:

    My cup runneth over with love…..

    Ebby, Ethel, Nod, Winkin and Cicero. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Alleycats says:

      What beautiful babies!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And, if you’re like us, fur. As I write a large dog/cat furball is rolling across the floor to the A/C intake.

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      • 17CatsInTN says:

        Lol!!! Too funny! Yes, I have that problem as well. Wood floors. I recommend them. Much easier to see/catch/dispose of furballs. Carpet? Not so much.

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      • tessa50 says:

        Haha. I can relate to that. Hub put a piece of screen over the intake, so all we have to do is swipe across it daily or so and no more worries on that front.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          POurs is up in the air about 9-feet off the floor and we still have to change the filter regularly. I just vacuumed up about a third of a cat/dog (who knows) and I’ll bet that were we to save 3 month’s worth of fur we’d be able to knit our next cat.

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          • piper567 says:

            Once a neighbor raised Samoyeds.
            One day some people came to look at puppies, and they asked the wife what she did with all of the fur everywhere.
            She said this and that… Visitors said they did spinning and weaving, would she save it for them? (They did buy a pup.) She said why yes, if you are faithful to retrieve it.
            Anyway, the women who collected the fur ended up eventually knitting hats for the American winter Olympic Biathlon team, as when the Team tried the offerings, they preferred the Samoyed fur hats!
            very cool.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Back in the 50s my mother and uncle wanted to get into dog shows and bought…a Samoyed! Ivan Casandra von Chinook (how do they pick names for these dogs?).
              He spead white hair from one end of the house to the other if you didn’t brush him out regularly and you got enough hair from a brushing to knit part of a new dog.
              We were told that the Samoyed people in Siberia would strip their dog’s hair as we do sheep and turn it into yarn to knit with – if only we could do that with our combined pet fur…

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              • piper567 says:

                czar, I had a Shi Tzu for over 17 yrs.
                I would put her brushings in a container until Spring, when the birdies made their nests.
                I then put her fluffies in one of those little green cages which are made to hold suet blocks.
                Hanging this from a fencepost, I got a very good look at all of the birds which nested on our property…for all would welcome this offering to line their nests.
                Highly recommended.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  We just run their dog sheets the curl up on and the couch/chair covers thru the drier on no heat-fluff. We get bags full for the birds.
                  When I was working for Leona Helmsley her NYC residents who’d winter in Palm Beach were just transitioning from Chihuahuas to shitzu as status symbols. Little $%$#@&*^% were spoiled worse than their *&^%$#@ grandkids.

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                • piper567 says:

                  czar, all dogs are manipulative, and the little ones really don’t do anything useful, so are highly motivated to control their owners. As with most dogs, the little ones are only as good as their owners.
                  Anyone who owns a dog for status is sorta ‘off” to begin with.
                  my Shi Tzu excelled in agility and was a most excellent companion animal. Not at all an expletive.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Mine, large and small, all excel in manipulation. They do have some use on the farm but they are what pass as family.

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                • piper567 says:

                  yeah, they do have a way of weaseling into such a position!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Kitties… 🙂

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    • amwick says:

      They are all so sweet… They do love their towel blankies… 🙂

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  29. Dora says:

    Michael is going to be disappointed. The Pope will do nothing.

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  30. Anonymous says:

    True that:

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  31. Robert Smith says:

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  32. Can you visualize one of these ANTIFA thugs crossing paths with an honorably discharged US serviceman “draftee” from the 60s or 70s? The only decision the veteran might consider making is should I incapacitate, injure or kill…………….no doubt that decision would be instantaneous, righteous and fitting.

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  33. 1stgoblyn says:

    I wish there was a program or app (for the phone) that would read TCTH to me. If I expect this knitting to get done before Christmas, or the house to get clean and the furbabies taken care of, I need to spend less time reading here. Yeah, like that’ll happen, ha!

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    • piper567 says:

      goblin, my computer has this feature with a simple right-click, and I know at least one Treeper is blind, so I have always just assumed this is how he participates in our conversations.
      the option says, Read Aloud.

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        My puter is rather old and does not have that feature. When I have to replace it you can bet your bottom dollar my new one will. Thx.

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        • piper567 says:

          goblin, its a nice feature all right…I “discovered” it by accident: I hit my mouse wrongly, and all of a sudden my computer was reading aloud to me!
          I have a not-fancy laptop, so I am thinking this feature is now routine.

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    • New Nonna Again!!! says:

      I know what you mean, goblyn!

      Im working on a blanket for a wedding present (for the brother of my dear DIL & his fiancé) + 4 baby blankets. Not to mention one wedding gift blanket or started the summer of 2014, but whose completion keeps getting pushed back in order to complete 7 baby blankets since I started it.

      CTH does NOT help me get through these gifts as quickly as possible nor allow me to read library books I borrow before I have to return them!!

      You’re totally right.

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  34. Dora says:

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  35. duchess01 says:

    Lasting Hope – 2017 Hurricane Season

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  36. Bendix says:

    The other evening, I was watching some baseball, and the announcement was made that one of the players was out with “hand, foot and mouth disease”.
    They said it as if it were an everyday occurrence. I was like, “WHAT?”
    Is this what used to be called “hoof and mouth disease”, which changed a while back into “foot and mouth disease”?
    Then I saw on the local news tonight, a story about diseases that may be spreading now that school will be starting. Actually school is maybe a month away, but they always jump the gun with these stories.
    Anyway, they start warning about this hand, foot, and mouth disease. Again, like it’s just a part of everyday life.
    Where did this thing come from?
    Never in my life did I have a classmate sick with this.
    I have my suspicions.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      My son had it when he was 3. This has nothing to do with hoof and mouth disease, which can be deadly, I believe. We lived in S. Cal. at the time. He was in a private preschool and I have no idea where he got it. That was 30 years ago.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Oh, by the way, I ran an in-home daycare and all the other kids had chicken pox. My son showed no signs of that, but had the hand, foot and mouth disease. They wouldn’t let him back in the preschool without a release from the county, or something, because nobody had ever heard of it.

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      • Bendix says:

        Hmm. Thanks for the info.
        I seriously never heard of it in my life, until just a few days ago.

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  37. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  38. Ddanna says:

    Amen

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Lucille says:

    “40% of Americans don’t know this”
    Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN

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  40. Brian Baker says:

    test

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